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Admission Academic Requirements

Applicant should have a minimum of 45 credit hours completed at the time of application to be considered for admissions. The following are the requirements for consideration for admissions into Lakeview College of Nursing: 

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  2. Admission Test Scores

  3. 60 Credit Hours in General Education and Prerequisite Courses with a grade of “C” or better.  (Must be completed before starting any LCN nursing courses.  Please see appropriate prerequisite plan for listing of required coursework within academic requirements section of catalog).

    • All general education and prerequisites must be completed from a regionally accredited college or university

    • Lakeview College of Nursing accepts CLEP Examination Credit for equivalent general education and prerequisite coursework. Credit may be awarded for CLEP Examinations depending upon the score earned on the examination and other factors as indicated below.  Please visit The College Board website,

    • Limitations of credits earned through the CLEP Examinations are as follows: (1) duplicate credit in the same subject is not awarded in any case; (2) the total number of credits that may be awarded is limited to 30 credits.

Additional Admission Test Information

If an applicant has a disability and needs to request accommodations for the Admissions Test, the applicant needs to contact Vicky Welge at or 217-709-0939.

It is highly recommended preparing for this test by purchasing a study guide and/or reviewing in some manner. An internet search for “nursing school entrance exam” will provide the resources needed to prepare.

Lakeview College of Nursing reserves the right to change admission requirements or to make appropriate revisions, amendments or corrections at any time, with or without notice.